Cork City Council’s Social distancing park ranger programme: winner of the Chambers Ireland Community Engagement award
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The launch of Scotland’s Recycling Improvement Fund
Wexford County Council’s communication boards: Chambers Ireland’s 2020 Disability Services Provision award winner
With universal accessibility in mind for Wexford’s brand new public park, the Wexford County Council collaborated with the community and with speech and language experts to develop an interactive communication board for the park’s new playground area, winning them the Disability Service Provision award at Chambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government awards 2020.
Gavin Smith, Service Manager at Housing Access and Homelessness, Fife Council, tells us about how Fife’s approach united teams from Housing, Building Services and Support Services under the common aim of preventing a homelessness crisis, and embedded a culture going forward that focuses on Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan priorities and service redesign.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been so profound that it can be easy to forget that local government was in crisis long before coronavirus. Partly as a result of a decade of relentless funding cuts, but also because of an absence of strategic direction in nearly all of the areas most important to councils. Hear from…
Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling, tells us about the Town Centre Action Plan Report and its recommendations for reinventing town centres.
In a new project funded by Research England, the Mile End Institute and the Local Government Information Unit are working together to understand how a public policy agenda oriented towards “wellbeing” and “place-shaping” is faring amid the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Limerick City & County Council’s ‘Putting your house in order’: winner of the Chambers Ireland Age Friendly Initiative award 2020
In late 2019, following discussions between Limerick Age Friendly Programme and The Irish Hospice Foundation, Limerick City & County Council decided to launch “Putting Your House in Order”; a series of workshops for attendees to explore end-of-life preferences for topics such as care, finance, and legal arrangements.
In this week’s episode, Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West provide an overview of LGIU’s recent work, including our new 20-minute neighbourhoods bundle which outlines the benefits of accessible cities and signposts ideas that can feed into recovery from Covid-19 by building stronger and more resilient communities.
How can we engage children in placemaking? Alex Robinson from New Union describes a fun activity for civic-minded primary school kids and tells us about a placemaking policy hack-a-thon for the grown ups, too.
Creating and supporting flood resilient properties – where Build Back Better is more than a metaphor
Build Back Better is a phrase we are all hearing in many different contexts at the moment – whether it is relating to our economy, our lives or our society – and it will be vitally important in all of these contexts. However, there is one area where the phrase has a specific and very…